My slightly knackered old cars

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Re: My slightly knackered old cars

Post by RetroShite » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:10 pm

Thankfully whatever carb is fitted on this one actually works, my riva saloon had the electric solenoid controlled carb and was complete dogshit.

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Post by RetroShite » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:58 pm

I made the mistake of prodding the inner sill next to the jacking point which just started to crumble, before I knew it, I was having to weld big patches on the floor and inner and outer sills.


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Post by RetroShite » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:43 pm

I took the Lada a tour of Perthshire, there seemed to be a small amount of vibration/wobble on the motorway on the way there so I took a slower more scenic route from Kinross up through Creiff, along past Kenmore and up to the dam at Ben Lawers.

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It was only on the return journey that I noticed something was really not right.

Anything above 60mph it violently wobbled which made the whole car vibrate, Initially I thought my wheels were falling off so stopped to check the wheel nuts which were all tight. I set off again and the vibrations continued followed by a rattling noise coming from the rear wheel, I could see bits flying off in my mirror and the rattling noise would stop but it would continue to wobble.

A little bit closer to home I left the motorway and had to stop at a junction, when I pulled away, the rear end swung out quite quickly and I thought; I've got a flat tyre!



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Re: My slightly knackered old cars

Post by chadders » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:46 pm

So what do you reckon caused that?
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Re: My slightly knackered old cars

Post by fried onions » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:58 pm

Great photos Scott. Good you made it back in one piece.
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Post by RetroShite » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:25 pm

chadders wrote:
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So what do you reckon caused that?
Over inflation, I noticed one of the fronts had started to bulge the other day so changed both front tyres but never bothered to check the rears.
It did have a set of new Yokohamas fitted when I had it in 2017, when I bought it back the other week it had 3 yokos and a random old rusty spare fitted and the black steel in the boot had a newly fitted tyre on it.
When I noticed the bulge I fitted a new tyre on the front and swapped the rusty spare for the black steel from the boot leaving a pair of Yokohamas on the rear.
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Re: My slightly knackered old cars

Post by Hooli » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:23 pm

Yup, that'd cause a vibration. I've had a bike tyre fail like that & it wobbled about a bit*
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Re: My slightly knackered old cars

Post by RetroShite » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:09 pm

On Sunday I gave the car a wash and searched the classifieds for a pair of tyres, choice was limited but I managed to find a pair the correct profile for £20.
I went along to pick them up and discovered that they were ancient, one of them was fitted to volvo 340 steel wheel...
I didn't really have much choice so fitted them anyway, the vibration has gone but they are lethal in the wet... Image

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Post by RetroShite » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:21 pm

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Re: My slightly knackered old cars

Post by CLINT » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:38 pm

It's not exactly Hubnut is it??


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